obscurantisms

[ uh b-skyoo r-uh n-tiz-uh m, ob-skyoo-ran-tiz-uh m ]SEE DEFINITION OF obscurantisms
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WORD ORIGIN

"opposition to enlightenment," 1834, from German obscurantismus (18c.); see obscurant + -ism.

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